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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THf MEWSPAtEt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHtOtf VOL United Full Lcuw Five CenU a Copy I SplitUps of Party Blocks Demo Chances By ARCHIBALD M CROSSLEY Director The Crossley Poll The combined actions of the 2 splitoff parties states rights and progressive have played a major part in blocking Trumans chances for reelection If all the vote for these parties were addpd to the democratic vote Truman would increase his total electoral votes by 66 and would be tied in states With 70 more As thj situation now stands the poll gives 130 electoral votes to Truman If the 66 and 70 were added to these the total would be 266 or just enough to elect Addi tional votes perhaps might have been picked up from California 25 or Massachusetts in which Dewey now has only 51 of the total vote The following table shows the states which President Truman might have had a chance to win if Thurmond and Wallace not running electoral votes in paren thesis Tmiaan Alone Where Combination Truman 38 Alabama 11 4ft LouUlana 10 2K Mississippi 9 18 So Carolina StatesFavor Dewey or DeweyTruman lie Where Combination favors Truman 28 Minnesota 11 47 Colorado 6 40 Virginia 11 45 Where Combination produces Tie 10 New York M Washington 8 44 Montana 4 4X Nevada 3 48 W Virginia 8 SO Favor Dewey By 61 Where Combination Products NearTie 41 Massaiuetts 16 40 California 25 41 Truman Combined With Thur mond Wallace Dewey M 7 xs SO SI 51 50 SO 5O rn 50 49 ifi 25 It 49 4H 49 rf 50 50 ro 50 SI 51 This table presumes that all Thurmond and Wallace votes would be cast for Truman in the absence of these candidates How ever special analyses indicate that an appreciable number would not vote in such case Furthermore the Wallace vote apparently is definitely decreasing Therefore the table must not be interpreted HJ exactly what would have hap pened in popularity percentages but rather IBS an indication that without Thurmond and Wallace the DeweyTruman race could have been close enough for the latter to win with adequate effort The Thurmond movement is greatest in Mississippi and South Carolina home states of its candi dates At this writing Truman is not even represented on the Ala bama ballot and must lose the state Georgia legislators can ap point substitute electors not com mitted to Truman if he receives less than a popular majority In at least one other state likely to go democratic the chosen electors may divide up their votes among different candidates when the electoral college meets The following table shows how the southern states divide Per centages are for the total vote given the leading candidate the remainder being divided among the other parties States favoring Thurmond Mississippi 71 for Thurmond South Carolina Alabama Louisiana States favoring Truman Arkan sas 63 for Truman Florida Georgia Kentucky North Carolina Oklahoma Tennessee Texas State favoring Dewey Virginia 49 for Dewey Copywrlfht Inc 70 Injured When Truck Hits Train Lomrmont Colo per including 3 members of the Drake university football team were reported injured Friday when the passenger train they were aboard collided with a truck Four passenger cars overturned about 600 feet of track were ripped up when the heavy truck plowed into the train The truck driver was reported injured ser iously Ambulances were sent to the scene of the accident southwest of here and brought the injured to Longmont hospital The Drake university team was enroute from Des Moines Iowa to Fort Collins Colo for a game with Colorado A M Saturday None of the members of the Drake team was injured seriously with most of them suffering only minor cuts and bruises and the ahakeup The team continued to Fort Collins 30 miles north of here by bus 1 more days to register at city hall to vote in Hw general election Nor 2 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 22 1948 This Paper ConjUtj of Two HOME EDITION umn Belmond Girl Killed 7 Injured in Wreck ATTEND SMITH FOUNDATION DINNERFrancis Cardinal Spellrnan of NewYork chats with Gov Thomas E Dewey republican presidential candidate and Gen Lucius D Clay U S commander in Germany Thursday night at the WaldorfAstoria Hotel in New York City where all were speakers at the annual dinner of the Alfred E Smith foundation 17 Are Feared Lost Aboard Missing Plane Algiers persons aboard a French B26 bomber missing in the Mediterranean since Thursday were presumed dead Friday following a wide spread search for the plane The plane left Rabat Morocco early Thursday for Istres airport near Marseilles It carried a crew of 5 and 12 officerinstructors from a Morocco aviation school who were being flown to France to pilot planes to North Africa The plane was 10 miles over the Mediterranean off Spanish Mor occo when last heard from Man Regains Memory After 20 Months Grand Rapids Mich UR A tall gaunt man his face deeply tanned his hands calloused knocked on the door of a modest Grand Rapids home in the night and said Doyou know me Mrs William Aston looked for a moment at the man and said No I dont believe He turned so the light from the living room caught his profile Bill she said Dr William Aston 35 told Fri day of his homecoming after wan dering for 20 months as an amnesia victim His appearance had changed so much that his wife didnt recognize him for a moment and his children Patricia 5 and Kathy 3 had forgotten him Dr Aston said that he was sit ting in a Chicago restaurant eat ing dinner last Monday night when the song Because caused his memory to snap into working order The song that brought him back to his family also wiped out all of the 20 months of his other life Dr Aston disappeared in early 1947 while driving to Mayo clinic in Rochester Minn for a physical checkup The diameter of the earth is about 26 miles greater at the Equator than from pol to pole Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Somewhat cooler Saturday Low Friday night 25 to 30 High Saturday 46 fo 52 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night Clearing Saturday Cooler east portion Friday night and entire state Saturday Low Friday night 32 northwest to 38 south east Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees above normal Normal high temperatures for this time of year are near 60 normal lows near 36 It will be cool over the weekend with a very few scat tered light showers in the southeastern corner of the state No rain indicated and warmer temperatures likely Monday Tuesday and Wednes day The amount of rainfall likely in the showers in south eastern corner of the state will average inch or less with no rain likely in the rest of the state Saturday Cooler Friday night IN MASON CiTY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 61 Minimum 35 At8 am Friday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 57 Advises GOP Workers Not to Trade Abuse With Democrats New York Thomas E Dewey told republican campaign workers Friday to refrain from any effort to trade vituperation and abuse with the democrats be fore election day Dewey gave this advice when he visited the headquarters of the Citizens Committee for Dewey Warren here Suffering from what he de scribed as a bad cold Dewey said he welcomed the fact that the cam paign was drawing to a close In the remaining campaign days however Dewey said he expecfed that there will be increasing evi dence of desperation by the oppo sition He predicted that the democrats would intensify their vitupera tion and abuse and said he did not want republicans anywhere to respond in kind under any cir cumstances no matter what the provocation He said he hoped that after the election the American people would draw together without scars to help wage the peace with strength and skill Says Childs Diet Loaded With Junk Palm Springs Cal The average American childs diet is so loaded with junk theres no room for body building proteins a nutrition counselor says Dr Michael J Walsh of Beverly Hills Cal told a dental medicine seminar Thursday that poor peo ple try to identify themselves with the rich by eating rich foods He criticized the custom of honoring children for good be havior by giving them candy It would be fairer to them if we honored them by boring holes in their teeth he said Marshall Says UN Is Best Peace Hope Washington of State Marshall Friday described the United Nations as the worlds best hope for peace and asked the nations young people to sup port it Marshall spoke to students in a broadcast from Paris as part of the observance of United Nations week He told them that American ef forts to prevent war are centered on the U N by working unceas ingly he said the young people of this and other lands can make the U N the means by which they can live together in peace and happiness Hang 10 for War Crimes Convicted of Shooting Unarmed Yank Flyers Munich Germany Ten German war criminals were hanged Friday at Landsberg pris on despite recent appeals of Ger man Catholic and Protestant church leaders that further execu tions be halted Alex Piorkowski 44 onetime commander of the Dachau concen tration camp and former S S Col Hans Trummler 48 who passed out cigars to his troops after they killed parachuted aviators were the best known of the 10 The men went to the gallows un der a gray sky in the courtyard of the prison where Hitler wroie Mein Kampf All were convicted by American courts of shooting unarmed Amer ican flyers or torturing and kill ing concentration camp inmates The plea lor suspension of the executions of 138 war criminals under death sentence was made by churchmen after 10 other Ger mans had been hanged at Lands berg lastFriday for similar crimes rieoas pjrsf Degree Murder first degree murder indictment Thursday and was held in Palo Alto county jail pending his trial expected in November Christensen was indicted in the slaying of his brother Julius 55 last Sept 4 at Ruthven The mink belongs to the fam ily mustelidae along with the marten and weasel Wild adult mink are about 24 inches long Do Not Appear Before House Subcommittee San Francisc o Bridges and 10 other west coast leaders failed to appear before a house subcommittee Friday to tell whether they are or ever have been members of the communist party Rep Charles J Kersten R Wis said Bridges leader of the west coast maritime strike and the other 10 apparently were con veniently absent when a U S marshal sought to serve subpenas on them Most of the witnesses are mem bers of 5 unions who struck the west coast waterfront 51 days ago The hearings were being con ducted by Kersten and Rep O C Fisher D Tex Wilson Firm Hikes Wages of Workers Chicago and com pany has announced it has in creased the wages of 10000 em ployes in 7 of its meat packing plants 4 cents an hour The company said Thursday the wage boost went into effect last Monday to workers in 7 plants including one at Cedar Rapids Blockade End Called for by 6 Powers Neutral Nations Say Soviet Mark Should Be Accepted Paris nations on the security council asked Russia Fri day to lift the Berlin blockade at once The western powers who ac cused Russia of endangering peace were asked to lift their counter blockade of the soviet zone to agree by Nov 20 that the Russiansponsored mark be the sole currency for Berlin and to meet with Russia in a foreign min isters council Nov 30 to thrash out the whole problem of Ger many Neither the west nor the east accepted immediately The meet ing was recessed until Monday at 3 p m 8 a m GST by which time replies may be forthcoming from Moscow Washington Lon don and the French Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky sat silently through the session as the neutral powers by turn urged acceptance of their compromise in interests of world happiness Drafters of the resolu tion were Argentina China Can ada Colombia Belgium and Syria Foreign Minister Juan A Bramu glia of Argentina acting council president agreed the big 4 powers needed more time to consider the grave issue and the resolution Dr Philip C Jessup who made the U S charges against Russia at an earlier session said that in general we think it the resolu tion is along the right line He said he could not say what the U S stand would be He met with the British and French delegates immediately after the resolution was read Usually reliable U N sources said Vishinsky requested the de lay until Monday but gave no reason Open Fire in French Strike 10 Miners 3 Guards Wounded Paris and repub lican security guards opened fire on each other near St Etienne Friday in the first gunfire of the 19day wave of communistled French strikes Ten miners and 3 guards were wounded none seriously The shooting occurred at the Comebefort mine at Firminy about 12 miles southwest of St Eetienne It was not determined immediately who fired first In northern France strikers seized 4 coal mines in the Valen ciennes area of northern France They ousted noncommunist min ers who had remained in the pits to carry out maintenance work i Gendarmes stood by without in J tervening REMAINS OF DEATH above is the car in which Marjorie Nelson Belmond school girl was killed and 7 companions were seriously injured when the car hit a bridge abutment 2 miles south of Garner Thursday night Officers who investigated the crash described it as the worst they had ever seen The motor of the car was driven clear back to the front seat and the vehicle was telescoped against the abutment 5 of the young people being thrown through the top and landing in the dry creek as far as 35 feet from the car Clay Gets Authorization for 66 More Airlift Craft Washington new U S move to bolster the Berlin air lift was seen in diplomatic quar ters Friday as further warning to Russia that this country intends to stay in the German capital Gen Lucius D Clay American commander in Germany got pres idential authorization Thursday night toeaIT lipi engine transport plaries whenevi The action came as the United Nations security council prepared to take up the Berlin question Diplomatic sources here suggested that the U S decision to step up the airlift may have farreaching effects on the negotiations in Paris The additional C54 Skymasters will be recruited from military stations throughout the world The U S air force now has 117 such planes running the blockade and recently ordered 40 more to Eur ope There are also 60 twinengine C47 transports participating in the airlift Air transport experts estimated that if all 66 planes were added to the air fleet another 1000 tons of food and fuel could be flown into the former German capital every day Gen Clay told newsmen Thurs day that the airlift now is carrying more than 5000 tons a day in good weather and over 3000 tons even in very bad weather conditions With winter approaching the new transports will prove an important reserve for the airlift tfel Aviv Israel dered her troops to cease fighting in the Negev desert at 3 p m Fri day a m CST the govern ment announced Three hours after the deadline an Israeli army spokesman de clared There is absolute quiet on the whole southern front Earlier in the day air raid si rens waijed in Tel Aviv Anti aircraft fire could be heard but no planes were visible The cease fire order met the deadline set by the acting United Nations mediator Dr Ralph J Bunche Egyptians announced they also would accept the order it was stated in Paris Fire Hits Family Twice in S Years Dunkerton UR The A J Schmitt family was homeless be cause of fire for the 2nd time in 8 years Friday The Schmitts farm home burned Thursday while they weiie away Their first home burned in 1940 rear wheels of a heavy transport truck hang over t river ihursday after a bridge a steel and concrete structure near Webster City col lapsed as the truck across driver was not injured Jews Report Troops Cease 2 Are Dead as Result of Auto Crashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two persons died violent death in Iowa Thursday both as the re suit of auto accidents Dale Miller 36 of Springville was killed Thursday night when his car went off highway 151 miles west of Springville At Osceola Mrs Roy Bryant 50 who lived 10 miles southwes of Osceola died in a hospital o injuries suffered Wednesday in an auto accident 6 miles southwes of Osceola Mrs Bryants husband was re ported in sftious condition at the hospital of injuries suffered in th same accident UPWA Accepts Pay Hike of 4 Cents in 24 Swift Plants Chicago CIO United Packinghouse Workers Friday ac cepted a 4 cent hourly wage in crease for 25000 workers in 2 Swift and company plants In offering the adjustment plus a 9 cent increase which went into effect in January the company said it is conforming with the na tional pattern of 3rd round wag hikes in industry generally The present common base rate for production workers is 11 an hour Auto Hits Bridge South of Garner Coroner Says 5 Are Thrown Through Car Top Garner Marjorie Nelson 17 daughter of Martin Nelson of Bel mond was killed and 7 other Bel mond young people were injured vhen the car in which they were riding crashed into a bridge on J S highway 69 2 miles south of arner at p m Thursday Coroner Kenneth Boughton of Britt and Sheriff L M Brower of Garner who investigated the rash thought death was instan aneous The officers said 5 of the young eople were thrown through the op of the car which was almost completely demolished The dead girl and 5 of her com panions were found at the bottom of the bridge in a dry creek some of them unconscious In the ex itement little could be found as o the cause of the crash or who was driving Three of the young men in the ar were home on furlough from t Knox Ky from the military ervice They are Raymond Low enburg 16 Duane Nelson 17 and Eugene Hood 21 Inquest Slated Others in the party were Rich ard Lowenburg 17 Roger Brooks 19 Helen Loessler 17 and Delmar Quandt 19 Coroner Boughton said Friday there would be an inquest into the accident but he was unable to fciiXjTRken depending upon the con dition of those in the hospitals Boughton said all the young peo ple with the exception of Brooks suffered fractures of one or both legs including the girl who was killed Miss Nelson also suffered a crushed skull Raymond Lowenburg suffered a broken pelvic bone and appeared to be the worst injured He Nel son and Hood were taken to Vet erans hospital in Des Moines Lowenburg and Nelson were re ported in serious condition Friday Hood has not been placed on the serious list a hospital spokesman said The conditions of Brooks Quandt and Miss Loessler who were taken to Mercy hospital in Mason City were described as fair Richard Lowenburg who is in Belmond hospital also was described as fair Miss Nelson was a junior in Belmond high school Richard Lowenburg was an end on the high school football team The car owned by Marson Nel son of Belmond father of Duane was a 1934 2door Chevrolet sedan which was folded up like an accordion against the bridge when the officers arrived Two of the young people were still in the car Car Going North Five of the young people were thrown as far as 35 feet from the car the officers said None of them was in condition to talk when the officers arrived and little infor mation was available as to how the accident occurred Officers said the car going north hit the west side of the bridge which indicates it was out of control when the accident oc curred Four ambulances were called to get the young people to hospitals All appeared to be in bad condi tion and everyone seemed to have broken legs although later reports indicated Brooks escaped with serious bruises Coroner Boughton described the accident as the worst which he yvas ever called on to investigate in his many years experience as coroner and funeral director SAME DATE Oaf S4 Koreans Take Rebel Town Sunchon Expected to Fall Friday Seonl sources said Friday that loyal Korean troops aided by coast guard ves sels captured the rebelheld port of Yosu in southern Korea in an amphibious landing Friday morn ing The brief Korean rebellion be gan at Yosu last Tuesday night when rebels seized the town and started marching north The rebel march was stopped some 50 miles northwest at Kurye it was ported and only one town Sun chon now is in rebel hands Government spokesman said they expected Sunchon to be taken hfr loyalist farces Friday   

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